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It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear-another warning about high heels. But, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, pump-style shoes often cause significant pain by irritating a common bony deformity on the back of the heel, called “pump bump.” In many cases, it can lead to bursitis or Achilles tendonitis, if left untreated.”Pump bump is common in young women who wear high heels almost every day,” said Marybeth Crane, DPM, FACFAS, a Dallas-area foot and ankle surgeon whose practice near DFW International Airport is well populated with flight attendants. She said the employee dress code on most airlines requires flight attendants to work in high heels, and their feet take a beating as a result. “The rigid back of a pump-style shoe can create pressure that aggravates the heel bone when walking,” said Crane. (more…)

Unlike their mothers, expectant moms have more options for their maternity wardrobe, and these options include maternity jeans.Why Buy Maternity Jeans?People have always viewed jeans as the ultimate garment when it comes to comfort. This is hardly surprising, given that jeans first originated as part of the working mans attire. In the olden days, only blue collar workers wore jeans because jeans allow them to do their jobs in comfort and because they are very durable.Jeans also give its wearer some flexibility when it comes to style. For a casual look, a woman can simply match her jeans with a T-shirt and a pair of sneakers, and then she is good to go. If she is aiming for a more stylish look, she can wear a classy blouse with her jeans, put on boots or heeled shoes, and then top the look with some jewelry and accessories. (more…)

Youngsters can size up the back-to-school shopping trend in three words: Wear It Now. Teens and preteens are looking for the immediate shopping gratification of purchasing clothing they can wear right now. “A good idea for parents is to split the back-to-school budget into summer and fall shopping trips,” suggests T.J. Maxx Fashion Spokesperson Laura McDowell. “Stock up on the trends for warmer weather now and then later add the sweaters, sweatshirts and other heavier items as the weather changes.” The layered look is absolutely the top fashion statement. Start with lace camies and add dress-length shirts, deep V-neck sweaters and hoodies. You’ll be seeing up to three layers of various textures and pieces. In August and September, gals will want to start with a tank or lace camisole and build upon the layering effect with the season’s hottest new favorite-the tunic. Tunics elongate the overall ensemble, with many ranging in length from 26 to 34 inches. (more…)

Cookie-cutter fashion handbags are a dime a dozen, and thousands of them are produced in factories and sold in every town. But handmade handbags are delightful, rare treasures that any woman can be proud of. When a handbag is handmade, it is unique in many ways and reflects the skill and creativity of its maker. Many women in Indonesia choose to hand-stitch handbags to earn a living for their families. Their handbags are beautifully embroidered with amazing designs, but yet they usually possess the same or better quality as any factory-made handbag. If you’re just yearning to own an elaborate – but unusual – handbag, here are some great tips. Let’s explore what types of Indonesian handbags are available and how to choose the right one for you.Look for PracticalityBefore falling in love with a certain design, be sure the handbag will meet your everyday needs. Do you need the handbag for work or play? Do you plan on using it every day or only for special evenings out on the town? Also, consider how many items you will need to carry in the handbag. (more…)

Dress for success, we’ve all heard that advice and many cases, it’s true. The way you dress does send a message. When you’re in the business and corporate world, it’s important that the message you send is the right one.Here are different styles of ties and how they can reflect on you:Cartoon and Novelty TiesThese convey a sense of humour, jokester, someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously. In some situations, a novelty tie is appropriate. In the business world when you are trying to close a deal–not normally a great fit.Pink TiesThe pink tie portrays a sense and respect of fashion, confidence, style and the finer things in life. Softer shades of pink would be more appropriate for job interviews rather than a strong, vibrant pink–you don’t want the focus to be on your tie!Striped TiesThe classic striped tie portrays style, stability, strength, class. A striped tie would be an appropriate choice for business meetings, job interviews and events that require professionalism. (more…)

Pearls never go out of style they are always a classy and traditional wardrobe accessory that will never disappoint you. But this year they are a front and center fashion statement! Just ask celebrities like Sandra Bullok, Jennifer Anistan, or Courtney Cox. So with more people in the market for pearls now is a good time for some pearl talk.The pearl has always been a rather prim and proper piece of jewelry classic and seeped in tradition. Well things they are a changing! The pearl is has had a very glamorous make over! Yes, the classic strand still exists as it always will. But we warned we are seeing some vary daring looks from the pearl this season. Extra long lengths, tasseled multi strands, pearls with semi precious stone accents, pearls on gold or silver chains. The pearl has been transformed into a fun and fashionable accessory. (more…)

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